Foreign language anxiety specific to writing is an area that is attracting increasing attention within the field of EAP. A growing body of evidence suggests foreign language writing anxiety (FLWA) can be detrimental to writing performance and development. However, few EAP instructors may be aware of the background, causes or effects of this problem. With the increasing incorporation of technology-enhanced tools in EAP instructions, it is also important to consider how these tools may heighten or alleviate FLWA. This article explores common factors which lead to FLWA and discusses a range of technology-enhanced tools which instructors may utilize to minimize the impact of FLWA. Additional considerations for incorporating each tool into instructional practices are also discussed.
|Title of host publication||Selected Papers from the Twenty-seventh International Symposium on English Teaching|
|Editors||Yiu-nam LEUNG, Wei-teh LEE|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2018|
- foreign language anxiety
- EAP classroom